Rome is a simply marvellous place to stay.
The Eternal City, besides the chance of offering spectacular monuments has got terrific bookshops.
I guess it could be pretty hard to discover them. That’s why I decided to take a stroll and make a research for you.
I fond of reading. When I used to live abroad and my English wasn’t so fluent I found quite difficult to get Italian books and newspapers to read.
On the one hand I could not keep myself updated, on the other hand I really brushed up my English!
Anyway if you feel a little bit like I use to then do not hesitate to follow me!
My fascinating, and hope useful, ”research” started hanging around the “Tridente” area where I found out not a few interesting bookshops:
The Anglo-American Book Co. srl Via della Vite, 102
In this bookstore, besides the opportunity to get a wide selection of books, the staff will also execute orders.
The Lion Book shop Via dei Greci, 33
They have got a good selection of books and a nice reading room where you can also get a cup of tea or coffee.
Al Ferro di Cavallo Via Ripetta, 67
Is not only a bookshop but also a gallery for emerging artists.
The English Bookshop Via Ripetta, 248
Specialized in non – fiction books has also got a great children’s selection.
Then I decided to come to a stop and get into “Librerie Ricordi”, in via del Corso. This fantastic store offers a massive range of CDs, DVDs, videos and magazines in original language.
Later I walked towards the east part of the town centre and I got into four amazing stores:
Amore e Psiche Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 61. Not far from Piazza Navona, is a beautifully designed store with also a good range of poetry and art books.
From there I moved to the Campo dei Fiori area and, in Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 57, I popped in Odradek, an amazing shop focused on alternative books.
Feltrinelli at Largo Argentina, 5 has got a remarkable selection of books for you to choose
from art to literature, history to philosophy, politics and comic books, videos and DVDs, magazines, maps and postcards.
While Mel Giannino Stoppani in Piazza dei SS Apostoli, 59A-65 Is the Rome’s only
In the “Esquilino” area, very charming and international, prevail Feltrinelli International and The Economy Book & Video Centre.
The first one, in Via VE Orlando, 84 is just about as good as an actual international bookshop should be. It stocks magazines and guidebooks in English, French, Spanish and other languages. While in “The Economy Book and Video Centre” Via Torino, 136, you can also hire out videos.
In the end I came across into other two terrific bookshops in the Trastevere area:
Bibli in Via dei Fienaroli, 28, perfect for book-junkies and The Open Door Bookshop in Via della Lungaretta, 25 where they sell English books and news on all topics.
That’s all for now! Keep in mind that also many street-markets have got book sections.
Have a good walk!
By Stefania Troiani
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